The hyoid bone lies at the base of the tongue just above the upper border of the thyroid cartilage. It is not articulated with any other bone in the body. It is usually studied as consisting of five parts, all of which may readily be distinguished in the normal specimen, especially in the young subject. There is the body of the bone, or the basi-hyal; there are also two cerato-hyals, or lesser cornua, aud two thyro-hyals, or greater cornua. The whole forms a horse-shoe shaped bone to which the name hyoid has been given in allusion to the shape of the Greek letter upsilon, which the bone greatly resembles.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Call, R. Ellsworth
"On an Abnormal Hyoid Bone in the Human Subject,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 1(Pt. 2), 56-57.
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